BC Summer Reading Club 2013: Up. Up and Away!
This summer, kids across the province will take to the skies, voyage through space, and follow authors to other worlds.
The Grand Forks & District Public Library invites kids of all ages to join the fun by joining this year’s BC Summer Reading Club: Up, Up and Away! Sign-up is free and starts at the library on June 18th. Kids receive a special kit to keep track of their reading. If they read on 50 days this summer, they’ll be awarded a collectible medal.
Summer Reading Club motivates kids to read regularly (or be read to), so it helps to maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. It makes reading fun, too, by inviting kids to read what they want. The expert staff at the library can help kids find just what they like, whether it’s a print book, audiobook, e-book, or magazine.
Summer Reading Club reaches more than 85,000 BC kids every summer and is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, with funding assistance from Libraries and Literacy, Ministry of Education.
For more information, and to learn about other free library programs and contests for kids, call the Grand Forks and District Public Library at 250-442-3944, or visit their website: http://grandforks.bclibrary.ca/.
— submitted by Alesha Starchuk, the Grand Forks summer reading club coordinator